It was a second straight trip to the winner’s circle for Anchor’s Firstlady on Wednesday night at Charles Town when the ANCHOR DOWN daughter came back 10 days after her first victory for a 1 ¾ length win.
The filly showed a different dimension to her running style when going straight to the lead in this race over 6 ½ furlongs – two furlongs longer than in her maiden victory. She never opened up a big lead on the second placed Not For Gold but was clear of that rival at every call.
Anchor’s Firstlady had to dig in under Javier Rivera near the end of the race, but the Flamingo Run-owned filly showed her determination to flash under the wire with over 10 lengths in hand over the third place horse.
Trained by Keturah Obed-Letts, Anchor’s Firstlady was bred by Karen Michelle Freer.
Anchor’s Firstlady is out of the stakes winner Cedar Run’s Emblem (Our Emblem), who has five winners from six to race. That mare is one of four stakes performers for her own dam with the family also including Grade 2 winner Dawn of the Condor and Grade 3 winner Vandy Sue.
A son of sire-of-sires TAPIT, ANCHOR DOWN has proven to be one of the best values among the second crop sire ranks with 56.7% winners and 13.3% stakes performers from his first crop – the best of any second crop sire with 30 or more runners.